It’s Friday, the last day of the month and I woke up with the intention of making it as stress-free as possible. I failed. My trusty laptop is getting old and I am faced with the prospect of replacing it. Not something I relish, as while I can probably transfer over my existing programs and files, I will have to get used to a new operating system. Not to mention the cost! Oh well, after 8 years I suppose I should have seen it coming. So before everything locks up again, here’s a gender-neutral card using the new Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP).
GILDED AUTUMN LEAVES
I must admit that I love the rich warm colours of autumn and the new Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP does not disappoint. As well as the colours it features gorgeous metallic foil in the designs, hence the “gilded” in the name.
There’s a great pumpkin design but I thought it was probably a little too early for Thanksgiving just yet. Instead I started with this pretty leaf pattern in copper and gold foil. After cutting the DSP I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to mount it onto some Crumb Cake Card.
Next I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Thick Very Vanilla Card. Then I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. With that done I attached the layered Gilded Autumn DSP onto the front of the card base.
MEANT TO BE
For my sentiment I chose “Meant to be” from the stamp set of the same name. I began by stamping it onto some Very Vanilla Card using Crumb Cake ink. Then I mounted it onto Crumb Cake Card with liquid glue.
I decided that it needed some embellishment before adding it to the card front and for that I turned to the Stitched Be Mine Dies. First I used the small decorative border die to cut two piece of Vellum Cardstock. Then I attached these to top and bottom of the layered sentiment using Tear & Tape Adhesive on the back.
Next, using the hearts background die, I cut a small copper and gold heart from the new Brushed Metallic Cardstock. After choosing two of the hearts I overlapped them on the front of the sentiment using liquid glue. With that done I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to fix the completed sentiment to the card front.
For the inside of the card and envelope I decided to use a heart as my coordinating feature. However instead of die-cutting more hearts from cardstock I went back to the Meant To Be Stamp Set for the lined heart image.
Once again using Crumb Cake ink I stamped the heart in the centre near the top of a layer of Very Vanilla Card. Then with liquid glue I fixed the layer inside the card base.
Finally I stamped the heart in the centre of the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope and I was done.
I love how this card turned out. It’s gender-neutral but the shiny foil on the DSP really gives it a wow factor don’t you think?
NEW PRODUCTS – The Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP and the Brushed Metallic Cardstock will be available for customers to order starting August 4th. I will add links to these products as soon as I am able. In the meantime here are links to all the other Stampin’ Up! products I used today.